Over the last few months, we’ve asked our readers to vote for their favorites, the best of the best- the Ultimate in Dining, Beauty & Fitness. The votes have been counted and winners for the Ultimate in Dining were announced in our June/July issue of élite Magazine. Stay tuned, as the winners for Beauty & Fitness will be announced in our upcoming August/September issue. Now it’s time to vote for your favorites in Home & Garden. Categories include the Ultimate Landscape, Ultimate Ant ...
For the last three years, the Dancing With Our Stars event has entertained many, raising thousands of dollars for our local non-profit organizations. Well don’t put away your dancing shoes, as the highly anticipated and popular Dancing With Our Stars event is back! The 4th Annual Dancing With Our Stars will take place at the beautiful Hyatt Regency in Valencia on Saturday, September 22. The stars will shine as 13 Santa Clarita celebrities will pair up with the professionals, dancing the ni
It’s time to ante up for a good cause with the Michael Hoefflin Foundation! On July 14, Diamond Jim’s Casino in Rosamond, CA. will host a Texas Hold’em Poker tournament. Scott Schauer, Don Goettlina and Dave Toneman will be chairing this exciting event, and proceeds of the tournament will benefit children with cancer and their families.
SISCV receives a $6,000 Grant from SI of the Americas Soroptimist International of Santa Clarita Valley (SISCV) was selected to receive a 2012-2013 Soroptimist Club Grant for Women and Girls from Soroptimist International of the Americas. The $6000 grant was awarded in support of the club’s Comforts During Breast Cancer project. Soroptimist is an international volunteer organization for women whose mission is to improve the lives of women and girls in local communities and throughout the world.
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Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley installed Chris Miller as its new president for 2012-13, honored outgoing President Jo Ann Rodriguez and named longtime club member Pat Willett as Zontian of the Year at the group’s annual installation dinner at Le Chene French Restaurant. Willett was honored for her service to Zonta, to the community, and indeed to the greater world. Besides being a past president of Zonta, she has chaired or been involved in nearly every committee the club has. She has a
Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center at College of the Canyons Holding September 2012 Open House Community members are invited to attend an Open House at the Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center located on the College of the Canyons Valencia campus. The event, which will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday September 13, will provide prospective students with information about the bachelor’s and master’s degree programs offered through the Center by partner institutions. Attendees will be able to talk to university representatives, learn about financial aid programs, meet wit... Read More >>
Assistance League installed their newly elected Board of Officers at their Annual Meeting and Installation Dinner held June 6 at the Valencia Hills Clubhouse. Pictured are the newly installed officers: (seated L-R) Amanda Hezel, 2nd VP-Resource Development; Gloria Reagan, President; Connie Troesch, Treasurer; Marca Johnson, 3rd VP-Philanthropic Programs; Mamie Kosaka, Education; (standing L-R) Ellie Hull, Strategic Planning; Christina Schultz, Public Relations; Jackie Hamby, Resale Shop; Jeannie
It will be an evening of elegance at the first annual SCV Women & Men of Honor Gala Dinner on Saturday, September 8, in the beautiful Grand Ballroom at the Hyatt Regency in Valencia. The Gala, “A Night at the Coconut Grove”, will honor Assemblyman Cameron Smyth and Margo Hudson, and funds from the event will be divided among existing nonprofits in the Santa Clarita Valley. Complete with a red carpet entrance, cocktails and h’ordeuvres will be served at 5 p.m. with the boutique being
“Stomp-Out Domestic and Dating Violence” with Soroptimist International of Greater Santa Clarita Valley at the fourth annual High Heel a Thon! Grab whatever “heels” you choose (from flip-flops, to tennies, to four-inch platforms…even paws are welcome!) Gather on Main Street in Old Town Newhall, between Market and 6th, on Saturday morning, July 14. Put together a team with your friends or coworkers to raise your voices, and stomp your feet, to free our community from violence! A
Message From the City Manager Ken Pulskamp July 2012 Welcome to summer! I love the hot weather and really enjoy getting outside to swim and hike. I take full advantage of the City’s 60 miles of off-street trails and paseos, as well as local hiking areas, easily available at: www.hikesantaclarita.com. I am still working on swimming 100 miles, so at lunchtime, you may catch me over at the Aquatic Center doing laps!
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Message From the Mayor Frank Ferry July 2012 Hello and welcome to summer! I hope that you and your family are enjoying these warm summer days. If you are planning on being in town for the 4th of July, there are some great activities and events with real hometown flair. Beginning at 8 a.m., the Santa Clarita Runners will once again host the Independence Day 5K and 10K at Newhall Park.
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Summer’s arrival in Southern California recharges and unites communities. Towns hold festivals, farmers’ markets fill with crowds and the celebration of our nation’s independence spreads Americana through the air. This sense of community has been especially beneficial to ZOE Children’s Homes, as three local organizations have recently teamed with ZOE to help children in need.
It’s time to recognize the entrepreneurial successes of those in our valley, and there are many. The Magazine of Santa Clarita, along with the Valley Industry Association, SCV Chamber of Commerce and SCV Economic Development Corporation are pleased to present the first SCV Leadership Awards.
Take a Cruise, Support Your Local Sheriffs! SCV Sheriff’s Foundation Opportunity Drawing for a Princess Cruise for Two We are pleased to support the SCV Sheriff’s Foundation, featuring Captain Paul Becker on our cover this month. There’s a ship leaving town soon, and the Sheriff’s Foundation wants you to be on it.
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Summer in Santa Clarita is filled with so many fun things to do. Here’s to the poolside barbecues with friends and family, trips to the beach, warm summer nights, staying up late, sleeping in and enjoying one of the many exciting events going on this month in our Valley. There’s plenty to do, so we hope you are enjoying your summer while staying close to home, shopping locally and keeping cool!
Olympic champion swimmer Anthony Ervin, who is an alumnus of the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley, was inducted into the Boys & Girls Clubs of America National Alumni Hall of Fame during the 2012 National Conference in May in San Diego, Calif. “Anthony is a perfect example of the Boys & Girls Club motto, ‘Great Futures Start Here.’ We are so proud and excited to have him be our first alumnus entered into the Hall of Fame,” said Jim Ventress, chief professional officer of the B
Valencia Country Club Site of 22nd Annual COC Foundation Golf Tourney This summer, local golfers will have the opportunity to get out of the office and onto the golf course — all in the name of education — during the College of the Canyons Foundation’s 22nd Annual Golf Tournament, taking place Monday, August 6, at Valencia Country Club. Proceeds from this year’s event will help support scholarship funds dedicated to College of the Canyons students who are looking to enter or re-enter the workforce after time spent away from the educational arena, as well as... Read More >>
Thursdays @ Newhall Events Bring Art, Music, Food, and Fun to Main Street This Summer Summer is here and there’s so much to do around town. If you haven’t stopped by Thursdays @ Newhall on Main Street, here’s a preview of the fun that’s planned for upcoming evenings. Senses On Main Street If you haven’t had the opportunity to experience a Senses event, there is no better time than this summer. Senses on Main Street is a free, themed block party hosted by the City every third Thursday of the month in Old Town Newhall.
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Resale Shop Reason Number Seven Freedom to Shop Freely It’s July and a perfect time to celebrate our freedom. Red, white and blue is on display almost everywhere you look and there is an atmosphere of pride in the air for everyone to witness. Display some pride of a different kind. Pride of the bargain! Free yourself from the stress of retail therapy. Add some resale therapy and you’ll find your shopping dollars go much further than you could have ever imagined.
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Community Members Invited to Attend a Free Animal Emergency Response Training The City of Santa Clarita, in partnership with Noah’s Wish, is seeking local volunteers to provide lifesaving services for animals during crises situations. Representatives from Noah’s Wish, a not-for-profit animal welfare organization, will be hosting a free animal emergency response training for interested volunteers at the Santa Clarita Activities Center from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 14. “Over half of Santa Clarita’s entire population owns at least one household pet.
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During a recent program at Barnes & Noble Bookstore AAUW celebrated “Women In History” showcasing six historical females: Stagecoach Mary Fields (Felicia Sheppard-Provens) blazed trails in Montana as the first African American mail carrier, Susan B. Anthony (Lissa Brassfield) struggled to get women the right to vote, Dian Fossey (Agat Ayache) was an activist and conservationist of gorillas in Africa, Frances Perkins (Louise Willard) was the first woman Cabinet member and changed work conditi
HandsOn Santa Clarita’s recent reception at TPC Valencia was a multi-purpose celebration, marking the success of last year’s Make a Difference Day, recognizing sponsors, volunteers and partners, and kicking off activities for 2012. New staff, directors, programs and an all-new volunteer website were also introduced.